MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB
Now firmly established in our new home premises at
81 WELLINGTON ROAD, FALLOWFIELD, MANCHESTER M14 6BN
(See yellow tab 2nd from top left for directions)
Ring the club on 0161 445 3712 or Dave on 07717 252114 for any clarification
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
4 Mar 2019
This weekend saw a rare Bridge mention on the BBC website's sports pages, following one year ban handed to World Number one Bridge Player Geir Helgemo.
Eric Howarth Cup
Congratulations to the team of Catherine Draper, Andrew Petrie, David Debbage and Andrew Woodcock on winning the Eric Howarth Cup held at the Deva.
(03/03/2019 Merseyside & Cheshire Bridge Association)
Green Point Pairs
The Cantor Cup
26 Feb 2019
The England team have finished fifth at the European Mixed Teams Championship in Lisbon, Portugal. It was an up-down-campaign that kept their supporters guessing until the very end. A great start, a fairly quiet couple of days in the middle that left them in danger of missing out, and a superb finish where they won seven out of the last eight matches. They have now qualified for the World Championships in Wuhan, China, in September. Congratulations to all the team!
(Full details on the EBU website)
21 Feb 2019
John Holland has regained the Sunday Telegraph Salver, for the most Master Points earned in the calendar year.
John, who has won the competition on six previous occasions, earned 26,361 points in 2018. Gary Hyett, was second with 21,699.
John also topped the Gold Point list.
18 Feb 2019
For the third year in a row, England has retained both the Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer Trophies, which this year was hosted by Ireland at the weekend.
In the Junior Camrose, the England team finished with a total of 152.04, Scotland were second with 145.58.
In the Peggy Bayer competition, England were emphatic winners, finishing with a total of 171.33, 2nd placed Ireland finished on a total of 95.27.
Congratulations to both teams.
(Full details & photos on the EBU & MCBA websites)
EBED Teacher's Course has celebrity guests!
31 Jan 2019
EBU Membership Campaign Officer Tim Anderson has written a new blog post looking at the how playing bridge with a novice affects your NGS grade.
In the blog, Tim addresses the worries of some players that playing with a novice will negatively impact their NGS rating and explains the options clubs have for holding novice sessions.
CLUB CHAMPION 2018
Congratulations to EVE LIGHTHILL on becoming our 2018 Club Champion.
This Club Senior Individual Player Contest has been achieved by coming top on Wednesday Evenings over the 12 months period between April 2017 and May 2018.
Well Done Eve!
2018 / 19 Club Championship
This Wednesday Evening Individual Player Contest runs from
May 1st 2018 until the end of April 2019
2019 Geoff Nuttall Trophy
This Monday Evening Duplicate Individual Player Contest runs from
January 2019 until the end of April 2019
The Winning Pair on Monday,
Wednesday and Thursday evenings
can claim their
NEXT BRIDGE NIGHT FREE!!
Here at Manchester Bridge Club we can always find you a playing partner but please arrive in good time to allow us to find someone suited to your ability.
If you arrive at the last minute you may have to take "pot luck"!
Alternatively please phone David ahead of the session to ask him to find someone for you.
"We aim to please!!"
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BEN BEEVER MEMORIAL TRIBUTE PAIRS EVENT
"Hello everyone. My name is Vera, and as a former Bridge student of Ben's, I have been asked to say a FEW words about him and for those of you who know me, you can appreciate how difficult this is for me…
... because I have NEVER used 1 word when I can use 5!
But I promise to try to be brief!
I warmed to Ben from the minute we met. He was a gifted teacher with an easy laugh and the loveable knack of making students feel instantly at ease. In short, he made learning fun!
What else can I say...?
... where should I start! We all know there's endless kind words to say about Ben.
He was such a patient, understanding tutor with all of his beginners… particularly me!
I never felt silly or stupid, even when I know I asked him the "EXACT SAME QUESTION" 10 weeks in a row.
He never once mentioned it!
Yes, Ben was a man of MANY talents, as I soon discovered...
Which brings me nicely to my fondest memory of Ben, whom we all knew and loved, that I would like to share with you.
It was my Bridge Classes "Graduation Day". A really big event in my diary!
We had just completed Ben’s 10 week “Beginners Course” and were receiving our diplomas with a warm smile and hearty handshake from him, when he suddenly reached into his hold-all and started pulling out decks of cards.
I thought.... AWWW... What a sweetheart!
He’s going to present the whole class with a brand new deck of cards each, to celebrate our brilliant achievement! Perhaps with the club crest embossed on the backed them, something to be cherished?
NO!!! He started juggling with them!
As I said, a man of many talents.
I know that Ben would love us all to share our warmest memories of him and enjoy a giggle together, whilst we gather and play, in his Memorial Tribute, today.
And I would like to thank the Manchester Bridge Club and staff for generously organising this event, in his honour……..and, on behalf of the club, I thank you all for coming.
And Ben, if you are listening, I could really use some DIVINE "Supervised Play" today because I still can't remember the answer to that damn question!